2017 Renault Megane RS spied on test

5 years, 8 months ago - 16 May 2017, IndianAutosBlog
2017 Renault Megane RS spied on test
As Renault Sport continues with the testing of the 2017 Renault Megane RS ahead of its expected debut this month, a spy shot of the car has surfaced on the web again, courtesy Facebook page Ferd.

The car, seen in the spy shot, is disguised to look like the Renault Megane GT, but the centrally-mounted twin-pipe exhaust confirms that we are looking at the next-gen Renault Megane RS. The rear-end of the RS variant will have more changes, including a tweaked bumper with vertical air inlets and a diffuser, another spy shot (below) had revealed earlier this month.

Other changes on the outside should include a triple-element LED daytime running lights, more aggressive front bumper, wheel arch extension and RS alloy wheels shod with low-profile tyres.

The 2017 Renault Megane RS will sport a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine tuned to deliver over 300 bhp. This unit will route power to the front wheels likely via a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The redesigned Megane RS will feature four-wheel steering and European reports suggest Renault Sport has ruled out an all-wheel drive system.

The 2017 Renault Megane RS is expected to debut on 26 May 2017. Its market launch will likely take place in the second half of the year. Like the standard Renault Megane, Renault will not make the Renault Megane in a 3-door version this time.

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